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Federico Consuegra : Wahhabism, Its Rise and Its Spread

Federico Consuegra : Wahhabism, Its Rise and Its Spread

Wahhabism has become controversial worldwide. Its name is often associated with intolerance and with terrorism. Others, such as Palestinian American Scholar Ismail Raji al-Faruqi, praise Wahhabism “as a model for re-forming and rejuvenating Islam in the Modern Era”.1  Even attempting to define Wahhabism is controversial. Some consider Wahhabism to be the only true interpretation of(…)

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Federico Consuegra : Features of Islamic Art

Federico Consuegra : Features of Islamic Art

Features of Islamic Art Islamic Art refers to the 1400 years of art created by Islamic cultures. Islamic Art is  varied, traditional, recognizable and serves to illustrate great literary works, function as utilitarian objects, and praise God.1  Islamic Art is not necessarily religious. It includes all the art created by Islamic societies and often includes(…)

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Federico Consuegra: Islam and the West

Federico Consuegra: Islam and the West

Federico Consuegra Islam and the West We are all too familiar with the strained relationship Islam has had with the West. Memories of the September 11 terror attacks, the Orlando shooting, and the Paris shooting are still vivid in our minds. Events like these foment further distrust and help form the radical beliefs about Muslims(…)

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Federico Consuegra: Shared Characteristics of Islamic Gunpowder Empires

Federico Consuegra: Shared Characteristics of Islamic Gunpowder Empires

The Islamic Gunpowder Empires Because of their military success using gunpowder weapons, historians call the Mughal, Safavid, and Ottoman Empires the Islamic Gunpowder Empires. However, apart from their military success, the Islamic Gunpowder Empires also shared many characteristics. For one, the three empires have similar ethnic origins. The term Ottoman Empire is derived from Osman,(…)

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Federico Consuegra :Tawhid and Free-will

Federico Consuegra :Tawhid and Free-will

Federico Consuegra   Tawhid and Free-will The rise of Islam also gave rise to a very distinct set of people and values. Islam’s unique history, rapid expansion, and domination of society shaped the worldview of the Muslim people and directly influenced all aspects of life including knowledge, happiness, philosophy, politics, and law. Two of the(…)

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Federico Consuegra: Islamic Influence on the Renaissance

Federico Consuegra: Islamic Influence on the Renaissance

Federico Consuegra Islamic Influence on the Renaissance   The European Dark Ages, a period in European history ranging from about Late Antiquity to the start of the Italian Renaissance, is largely characterized by violence, lack of civility, loss of knowledge, and death. By contrast, during this same period, The Islamic world was experiencing a golden(…)

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Federico Consuegra: Impressive Characteristics of Prophet Mohammed

Federico Consuegra: Impressive Characteristics of Prophet Mohammed

What Prophet Mohammed accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary. And once we consider the customs of his time, his accomplishments are even more impressive still. 7th century Arabia was largely characterised by feuding, largely Pastoral and commercial  clans which were often violent and uncivilized.  Although the Pre-Islamic Arabs didn’t leave much to remember them, this(…)

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